Celtic supporters have been reacting to comments from an old foe as the club continue to fall behind their main rivals in the race for the Scottish Premiership title.
He has picked his moment well, with Celtic in turmoil at the moment and facing a very uncertain campaign.
King clearly believes that his club’s time has come, as Celtic under Neil Lennon, reeling from a series of bad results and negative publicity, continue to flounder.
His words have infuriated the Celtic supporters – though their anger is not directed at King, but at their own board of directors.
And they believe it’s way past due to shut him up.
Celtic fans echoed these sentiments on social media.
When Dave King starts taunting your club there’s definitely a problem https://t.co/CjCzEm6zR7
— The Celtic Wray Podcast (@TheCelticWray) December 4, 2020
— Mon the Hoops ??? (@cmonthehoops111) December 5, 2020
If u take our green tinted glasses off, SG players&board from ibrox hav not put a foot wrong from day season started , then bang, KING has just annoyed our billionaire more than GB or rest of our fan base could ever do,remember last time they did that ?? pic.twitter.com/0PaYzqVliC
— Steff morrow (@rsmorrow1964) December 5, 2020
Dave king calls out Dermot Desmond so let's see what your made of DD
— J.P.Mullen-supportNHS ??????? (@Buzzbomb11) December 5, 2020
If anything is going to get Desmond to wake up and do something surely this is
— Stuart H (@Stuartybhoy3) December 4, 2020
Maybe this is what will trigger Desmond ?
— Martin Willmott (@mwillmott68) December 4, 2020
The sight of King in such jubilant form is a tough one for Celtic fans to swallow; they will be hoping that it’s just as tough on their own directors.
In another time, King might be said to be playing with fire by openly provoking the Celtic hierarchy in this way, but the club seems in a much weaker position than it did when Brendan Rodgers came in, and the Ibrox operation was much more self-assured.
It will take something big from Celtic to make King eat his words – the question is, do they still have it in them?